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Speech Language Pathologist Lead 

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Speech Language Pathologist Lead


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians. 

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.


POSITION SUMMARY: Provides clinical Speech Pathology services to adults and pediatric caseloads at acute, skilled, outpatient, home health, and contract levels of care.


Provides diagnostic assessments of communication disorders including disorders of speech, language, fluency, voice, cognition/memory, and swallowing.

Devises treatment plans and intervention strategies appropriate for the patient based on evaluation results.

Provides therapy services for remediation of communication disorders and/or dysphagia.

Ensures appropriate patient and/or family education regarding communication disorders, and/or dysphagia.

Recommends and follows through with appropriate discharge planning regarding communication disorders and/or dysphagia.

Performs operational duties, including, but not limited to patient scheduling, completion of patient notes and reports, maintenance of complete patient files, completion of patient charges, recording of hours worked and mileage records, for the efficient treatment of patients and smooth operation of the department.

Conducts continuing education/inservice activities for departmental staff, hospital personnel, contract agencies and community groups as requested.


EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited institution with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology


EXPERIENCE: None required if qualifications and licensure are met. 


LICENSURE:  Maintain state of Iowa Speech licensure and meet required standards of professional education.

Maintains CPR certification at Healthcare Provider level.